This month we used the "Feels Like Home" (X7243B) paper pack from Close to My Heart for three of the four cards we made. This is a wonderful paper pack. Pastel colored flower designs combined with grey patters. I just love this paper.
In this card we also used the beautiful "Butterfly Friendship" Stamp & Thin Cut Set (Z4263). This set was so super popular that we run out of inventory by the end of January. Yes, and the Idea Book runs until April. There were a lot of sad faces because so many wanted the set including the dies. The stamp set is available with not problem, but the combo set with the dies not. Close to My Heart moved mountains to stock up inventory and right now they are back. So if you always wanted both, the stamps and the dies, make sure to order it right now, otherwise you might only be able to get the stamp set.
But enough talk about the products here is the cute Birthday Card we made with a surprise on the inside:
Lets start with the inside first. I cut a strip of "Balerina" cardstock at 5 1/4" x 4" and scored it at 1", 2" and 3". You then fold the piece in half along the 2" score line. Now fold each side up at the 1" and 3" line. Your piece should fold like in the picture on the right. Place it centered on your card base over the card base fold. Adhere only the left and right flaps and leave the middle open.
Two small strips cover the edges of the cardstock fold.
We stamped the butterflies in "Charcoal" ink. We used the inside stamp in different pinks and blues. If you have the dies for the set on hand, go ahead and cut them out. If not, just use your scissors and cut them out but don't worry about the antennas ;-)
Now adhere the butterflies with a little glue on the bottom to the pink center piece. We also stamped a nice "Happy Birthday" on the inside. When you open the card to read the sentiment, the butterflies will look right at you.